X-Ray Imaging

X-Ray Conveyor Belt monitoring

The CBGuard can be permanently recording all data, and comparing this with target values.  Any critical damage automatically triggers an alarm. The smart software not only generates a live video with marked incidents of the belt, but also tells you exactly what kind of damage has occurred, how severe it is, and the exact location. Belts can be operated at normal working speed.

Digital X-Ray

X-Ray of Splices and Cord Damage in conveyor belts has always been a reliable testing method to visually see the minor and major damage in the steel cords embedded in the conveyor belt naked to the human eye. As conveyor downtime is a premium commodity, belt life and belt production are essential to mines, shipping ports or rail inbound/outbound.

CBM has been testing thousands of kilometers of conveyor belting for over 25 years. CBM use the latest in digital radiography to pinpoint splice and impact damage. Examinations can consist of spot or full splice x-ray. Radiographic inspection of conveyor belts can reveal defects such as broken cords, lack of bonding between the cords and the rubber belt material, cord fraying, cavities due to cord pull and voids within the belt material. It is also very powerful in determining the splice cord arrangements that exist within a belt.

X-Raying Method

When conducting an inspection using radiographic film the belt section in question is positioned and the X-ray source is positioned at a specific distance above the conveyor belt dependant on the type of equipment being used. The film is then located under the belt, covering the splice or area to be inspected. After exposure, the film is processed and an assessment made of the radiographic image. A full report is then prepared and forwarded to the client.

 

X-Ray produces clear Indication of damaged cords

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Cord layup and exact determination enables splice outs and understanding on tracking issues etc.

 

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